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Tyres

Post by vmaxtriker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi i have a vmax 1200 trike with Sierra rear end with low profile tyres (came with these fitted) are low profile tyres a good idea i don't like them if not what is a good alternative tyre

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Re: Tyres

Post by 1130cc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:27 pm

As yours is a bike conversion, the speedo is on the front, so there should be no issues with changing the relative size of the rear rims/tyres.
Saying that, to maintain the stance, if you increase the depth of the tyre you should reduce the size of the rim.

At the end of the day, running low pressures on the back will give a less harsh ride, so you just need to balance that with the relative depth of rubber.

Maybe you just want more rubber than rim?
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Re: Tyres

Post by vmaxtriker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:26 pm

Yes I feel every stone on the road i thought it the depth of the tyre would help .

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Re: Tyres

Post by Big Blue » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:57 pm

As big a side wall as you can get, and run at low pressure, a world of difference. The Dunlop GT qualifiers I have on the rear, look the same when they have 32 psi as they do with all the air let out, I run at 22psi.
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Re: Tyres

Post by AngeloftheAbyss » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:43 pm

Beautiful looking Trike BB
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Re: Tyres

Post by Deep Diver » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 pm

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Re: Tyres

Post by vmaxtriker » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:03 pm

unfortunately had to put low profile rear tyres back on rear due to clearance issues think I will change rear wheels from 17" to 1 5" next winter just enjoy as it is for this spring/ summer

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Post by Deep Diver » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:05 pm

Or move your mudguards if you can.
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Re: Tyres

Post by Big Blue » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:41 am

AngeloftheAbyss wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:43 pm
Beautiful looking Trike BB
Thanks mate.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 pm
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vmax, have you had a play with the pressure, you would be surprised how low you can take the pressure

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Re: Tyres

Post by vmaxtriker » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:57 pm

thanks everyone for the advice on wobbly bits messed about with tyre pressures put a new Avon front tyre on its about 95% perfect

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